March 1, 2014

WHEREAS,social work enhances human well-being and helps meet the basic needs of all people, especially vulnerable citizens; and


WHEREAS, every day, social workers address the emotional, psychological, economic and physical needs of people across North Carolina; and


WHEREAS,social workers help clients use their strengths, resilience and self-advocacy to navigate life challenges, as well as function better in their environments, improve relationships with others, and resolve personal and family problems through a wide range of psychosocial services; and


WHEREAS, social workers assist individuals and families in every stage of life and from all communities; and


WHEREAS, social work is currently one of the fastest growing professions in the United States; and


WHEREAS, social workers are employed in many different organizations and industries, including public and private agencies, hospices, hospitals, schools, universities, military bases and veterans centers; and


WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is proud to recognize the impact of social work and the vital contributions of social workers to building and strengthening communities in North Carolina;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAT McCRORY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 2014, as “SOCIAL WORK MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this fifth day of March in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.